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i remember when i was five years old . you let me get into my first talent show . oh, i lost, and that made me sad. >> hello and welcome to our special coverage of the latest . you told me not to worry events in japan. because you gave it all you had first what is happening at the moment -- a un's nuclear chief calls the situation after the stricken fukushima very worrying . oh, mama. did i ever make you cry? after a blast car radiation levels rose for a time. at the u.s. is sending more . oh am i still a weed growing specialists to help deal with the threat. in the country's -- in the wild? . . >> that's good. country, the northeast i lost my mom too. humanitarian crisis -- the you know, it was not too long government has appealed for calm ago.
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as people in tokyo began to flee you know, seeing -- si the city or stock up on the those songs as if they were essential supplies. still here you connect with your mom upon your yearning, be a little hungry seeing her in >> in japan, the un's the that presence. . mama, did i ever make you nuclear energy agency says the containment wall at one of the reactors at the fukushima power plant may have been breached cry? . am i still a weed growing after an explosion on monday. radiation levels rose after a fire and separate reactor blast. most of the people within 30 wild? . do you know where i am kilometers have been evacuated. those remaining are being urged to stay indoors. thinking? . can you see what's in my above normal radiation levels have been measured in tokyo, 250 kilometers to the south. heart? oh, mama, can you tell me what >> it tuesday's fire in reactor is right. is that better. >> i like that. no. 4 and damage from explosions i like that. i like that. at the other reactor blocks pose >> thank you [ laughter ]
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a potentially disastrous situation. >> i'm looking forward to recording here, you know, and reports say pull for spent fuel rods in reactor no. 4 may have bringing out some new material for people that aren't exactly overheated and cannot be -- i'm coming out. refueled -- cannot be refilled with water. i'm making it now in pajama workers are making a desperate attempt to pour water into the studio. come back. >> what's the theme of this partially damaged roof using song? helicopters. >> the theme for the next album >> of the radiation level is now is going to be just real life rather high. there is a high chance of situations. further leakage of radiation i have a song i want to record from now on. is called help because we all >> communities around the power need help especially right now. plant have been evacuated. tens of thousands of residents heaven, i have a called called have been taken to emergency shelters. heaven having the richness of 140,000 more people have been heaven. >> could you play some of that? told to remain indoors. >> just -- yeah. a no-fly zone has been imposed over the area. yeah. i gotcha. i think you will like. the plant's operator, tokyo >> i want to check this out. electric power, has been sharply >> got to have this. criticized in the japanese media for being slow to inform the i think you would like help. public about the unfolding events. i'm going to do help. the company has evacuated all but 50 employees from the this guy -- stricken plant. >> okay. >> okay [ laughter ] >> while we will continue the water injection, we have begun temporarily moving out workers
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>> okay. . [ music ] not involved in that job as well [ music ] as administrative staff to the safe area. [ music ] >> in tokyo, some 250 kilometers will she recover . [ away, things seem normal, but indiscernible ] the wind has driven a [ music ] radioactive cloud over the city, raising contamination levels slightly. those who can are heading to >> oh, let's stop. southern japan are leaving the country entirely. let's don't give too much away. people know longer trust the >> not too much. nuclear plant operators or the government. >> that's nice. >> they say there is no need to i like that. you have a great hook. worry, but i wonder if they're telling the truth. i'm very worried. you know, so how many songs are total. >> i think four will be good. >> people who cannot or do not want to leave tokyo are stocking if we feel something and we up on food or other supplies start scribing and we get going like gas camping stoves. we might have an album. there are rolling power outages in the japanese capital. >> i think i may have a couple the latest forecast gives some songs for you that will fit reason for optimism. your naf", your voice and your it says the wind will turn,
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taking their radioactive cloud key. that's usually one of the out to sea. primary things, the key. so you made this in c major with every new day, there are too. >> i'm going to break in right growing problems at the here. it was so great to be able to fukushima nuclear power plant. listen in and watch. i love the songs. for more analysis, i'm joined by can't wait when it's finished my colleague and a science now we're going to break from correspondent. thank you for being with us. 2uis and we're going t'hear 2 the iaea is calling these latest nekoin the recording booth. problems at the plant a disturbing. what do you make of them? >> it is not really do it news. what they did was recapitulate what has happened in the last 24 hours. there was the explosion at reactor no. 2, which was expected but quite destructive. [ mui$c ] it might or might not have actually broken into the musi] construction which is there to prevent radiation from leaving [ indiscernible ] the facility. there was a spike in radiation . . [ music ] which subsequently disbursed. the spike was quite high, about [ music ]
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400 times what they say you should get in the year. that came within a single hour at the reactor. on the other hand, there is good news. seems that reactors no. 11 and no. 3 seed to have been relatively stable today. the communications have to be better between the japanese government and the iaea. [ music ] >> you spoke about a spike in radiation levels. [ music ] what does that mean as far as health concerns for the population? >> longer-term exposure to higher levels of radiation, particularly radio isotopes like iodine, it is not good for you. is a very healthy thing. [ music ] but the spike we saw today is not going to be something that [ music ] will put people's lives in danger. there is a 20 kilometer exclusion zone around the source of the radiation. the people who are within 30
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kilometers of the facility are being told to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed. we do not have a serious health hazard for a bed general . . population. we are pretty much in wait and . . . see mode. >> that's what i'm talking >> thank you very much for your about. assessment. great. >> great. >> thank you [ cheering and applause ] >> we've been hosted by pajama in that areas devastated by the studios today. tsunami, tens of thousands of now we're talkincwith people remain missing. those who somehow has managed 2ufounder and tyler combs whom to defy that quake and massive you saw in the stud$' a qw wall of water that followed, are minuteiw ago tyler is first mentoring seeking any information they can studio. thank yojsomuch for allowing get about missing family us to be here today. >> it's been a pleasure. members and loved ones. >> to giveus a little bit of miraculously, their prayers are sometimes being answered. background you've been around i mentioned some> four days after the tsunami ed here. give us a broader history. slanted to japan, a man is >> w"o.ned the doors on april pulled out of the rubble alive. 1st 1993 so we marked the 17th a few hours earlier, a tv report year now that we're in 2010.
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said an elderly woman had also we thought grace to cover been rescued alive from beneath international trade magazine. we've been voted úi one of the the debris, but such stories are rare pieces of good news right studios in the world and one of now. rescuers are mostly finding the 12 grade studios of the bodies. hundreds of them. west coast. to work with the scale of the disaster is almost unimaginable. established artist. the tsunami destroyed roads and we've started careers. and we've gotten two grammies wiped out neighborhoods. nominated and for the artist >> during my struggle, it was coming toward me and i jumped on ÷oker jr. recording mix. and stayed there. i was washed away, circling around some houses. historic jackson. >> to be back here behind the scenes and seeing behind the my daughter was also swept away. scenes very cool to see you in the studio there+ >> in many coastal towns and now, you are 18. 2bout how long have you been involved with music. >> well, my whole life pretty cities, the destruction is much ever since i was a little almost complete. baby my dad would take me into one group of survivors took refuge in this school in the this drumming room and rush earthquake struck. it was three days before help like stuff like that.
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and he was taking my little arrived. it has been converted into a hand ando ú&l that stuff. temporary hospital. half a million people are i kind of got me into music and crammed into evacuation centers. i picked up guitar in like 7th as a food and an electricity shortage begin to bite, japan grade. >> so you always knew this is what you wanted to do? contend with huge challenges in the face of this humanitarian >> music, exactly the thing i disaster. really know. >> how does this mentoring >> there are also huge program come about, how did you challenges on the business side. and tyler meet and ho+did you >> huge parts of japan's and the decide this was going to be the first person to do this structure are damaged. with power outages crippling program? >> a very good friend of mine production and the growing risk invited me to a special event, of nuclear fallout, multinational companies have it was kind of abcure it was started to evacuate their staff. for a bently tour. and that christmas we metate one software company is currently evacuating 1100 of its letter's parents bob and gina, employees in tokyo. 2ud from there we moved on to it has rented a hotel in this time, we lost contact with each out so they can workfor employer other and the paw layou have to come to the next event which makers like bmw have already was the rolls royce tour, that left tokyo. and i bmw says despite the economic -- we was reacquainted and from fallout, sales are on target for that point on we invited them
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a record this year. to the studio, we got a chance at their annual press conference, the luxury car maker to hear tyler perform and meet says 2011 sales this should top his whole family. we saw that he had a great 1.5 million vehicles, beating talent. we were all figuring out how the 2007 record. the conference was marred by can we support this young events in japan. artist. we can produce original bmw has flown 40 german 2aterial very much like we're employees back to munich. doing with marks as far as her >> the chief of bmw had been et we thought this would be a geared up to announce record good step for him. profits for 2010. acázally what happened gina but the catastrophe in japan has combs his mom said, you know, i overshadowed their commercial performance. think my son shouldbe mentored >> we set up a crisis management group and have taken action in by james. japan. we immediately decided it was it was sort -- important to donate money to >> exactly. >> and so this mentoring japan. what happened there has moved all of us. program evolves from that one >> the japanese market is less inspiration from a mother who has a vision for her son to do important that china ford something more than just a germany's car makers. traditional college atmosphere. the country's large electronics sector makes it an important we had an opportunity to bring in a list recording artists, trade partner. >> we have to consider how long for example, john hooker the it will take before the effects album that we just redone his of the crisis have been overcome
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and what comes next. fourth album it's going to be submitted to the grammy awards all things we cannot yet quantify. for consideration in 2011. then we have suppliers over tyler got an opportunity to there and this week we have to actually be involved in this figure out what parts that could session, get a came owe affect. session, not only work in the >> staff welfare comes first. engineering department but he got a microphos to do some the company lost no time repatriating german employees. back vocals. >> it was fun. >> a dream come true, i would bmw has some 800 employees in imagine. >> we had a lot of fun. japan. the company says the 40 germans john lee is quite a character. he was a cool guy. 2 and their families have returned safely home to germany. >> you always had that attitude of just, you know, enjoying bmw plans to assist the japanese employees to move to the that. relative safety of the southwest really get to do this. of the country. >> it's very awesome. >> of the unfolding disaster in it was great learning japan said the global stocks experience every day is learning experience. tumbling on tuesday with 2> because one of james' -- european stocks closing at three and half month lows. kenny g i think you had an the tokyo stock exchange took opportunity to meet him. >>
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record. which is ke3sy g and him being the second generation and then tokyo electric power lost 24% on the next day there was a tuesday. wonderful concert that kenny the maximum allowable in one session. performed and sort of out of the blue none of us expected all 30 stocks on germany's blue- it. kenny stood up there and gave chip dax fell as well, pressured thanks to james gardner, if it wasn't for james gardner there by the growing nuclear crisis in japan. would be no kenny g. it was really wonderful. >> the market has been stepped we have th$i vision of continuing to support youth in between a crash and a major stop 2 way that an artist like tyler -- major sell-off this tuesday. who was an inspiring guitar major concerns about a probable player that was also producer nuclear disaster in japan, it and engineer that can move went up -- what down up to 5.5%. forward. so you're working tght then and there with a list recording share prices recovered slightly engineers, compose sures you're but ended up in negative not in it behind the book which territory by 3%. is important. >> you have that real life experience, i mean, you have shares of lufthansa were driven credits on tvs. down after announcing plans not and that is incredible. to fly to tokyo. utility shares have been hit >> yeah, it's wonderful, we hard because the german were talking earlier about who government decided to shut down
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seven nuclear plants in germany. mergers you and what information is important she said one of the things that she >> let's take a closer look at tells her son he's accepted as the closing numbers. he is. i want to thank you so much for we start in frankfurt -- a dax joining us. we eect great things for you settled at 6647. and i know you're all ready to in new york, the federal reserve go. 2 thank you so much for allowing us to be here. held its overnight lending rate >> any áme. you come bacew at 02 .25%. >> we definitely will tell you up on that. we want to thank you so much for being with us. that's our show. the fed kept crisis measures in place to have a clearer u.s. i'm janice edwards thanks for all you to do. if you have questions today go economy. the euro is trading at 1.3993 to our website. and please join us again next time. 2 see you then. [ music ] [ music ] u.s. dollars. hi, i'm rick steves, with more of the best of europe. european union finance ministers agreed on a set of tougher budget rules aim to shore up market confidence and help end the sovereign debt crisis. the new rules include tighter monitoring of debt and deficit levels. one of the main point sharpening the budget rules is to make sanctions for offenders more automatic.
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the package still needs to be approved by the european parliament. that's it for business. back to you for more news. >> foreign ministers of the group of eight countries meeting in paris have failed to agree on imposing a no-fly zone over libya. france and britain have pushed hard for intervention but four ministers will send the matter to europe -- to the un security council. in libya, rebels have fled one town after it was a salted by forces loyal to gaddafi. >> with their interior fire power, had little chance to fend off the troops. reportedly with the aid of fire jet -- fighter jets and combat helicopters, the rebels had no option but to leave the town and its armed depot behind. with soldiers about advancing eastward, the rebels are
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desperately looking for help from the outside. but the international community has yet to find a common stance on libya. a no-fly zone is controversial for some, while others, like germany, completely rule out an -- rule out a military intervention. >> from our point of view, it is difficult and dangerous. i can only repeat what i just said. we do not want to get sucked into a war in north africa. >> so the rebels are left to fend for themselves against the better equipped gaddafi forces who are aiming to retake the rebel stronghold. >> my guest joins me from tripoli. it is important to mention you are there as a guest of the libyan government. venice seems to be every italy connoisseur's... prague has always been beautiful... how do you assess the military germany... situation in the country right the irish civilization... the eiffel tower was built...
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now? >> definitely as we're seeing hope you've enjoyed the magic of... what is happening with the rebels in the east, the gaddafi stonehenge is roped off and viewable only from a distance, forces are clearing them out of but england is dotted with less famous towns they held one week ago. but more accessible stone circles. my favorite... avebury. >> what have ordinary libyans the avebury stone circle, just 40 miles away, been saying about the current conflict? is as old as stonehenge and 16 times as big. >> [inaudible] there are people celebrating after state television said [inaudible] and best of all, this megalithic playground welcomes kids, sheep, there is a lot of propaganda going on here. and anyone interested in a more hands-on experience. they want to see their country unified. there's a lot of support for colonel gaddafi, but because it
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is a police state, people are scared to speak out if they feel the opposite. >> is there any news -- a reaction to the news that foreign ministers have not agreed on a matter of a no-fly zone and will pass it on to the un security council? >> people are more focused on the internal strife. they're very much more focused on the advance the forces have made against the rebels. [inaudible] >> thank you for that update from tripoli. before we go, we have a short recap of the main developments in japan. the u.s. nuclear energy agency says a contain a wall at one of the reactors may have been breached in a blast on monday.
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harmful radiation levels have been emitted from that plant. "journal" continues after a short break. >> you decide what you want to watch -- all of the images, all of the programs, the whole package. dwtv on the internet -- >> take a closer look. whenever you see people who are not able to lead a dignified life, the dw media forum is
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looking for your pictures on the subject of human rights. e-mail your photos with a short description and when an ipod. for more information, go to our web site. >> welcome back. tensions are mounting in cochrane where there are reports of hundreds of people went in clashes with security forces around the country. the king declared a state of emergency in bahrain. anti-government protesters camped out at pearl roundabout say they are determined to stand their ground. thousands of demonstrators marched on the saudi embassy to protest the deployment of that country's troops in bahrain on monday. the begun to egypt where the country has dissolved its controversial investigations services after weeks of protests calling for the agency to be
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disbanded. demonstrators have protested across the country like here in alexandria. protesters stormed the building and based fire after -- did it spy agency was used to keep dissidents under control and was widely blamed for most of the death during the recent anti- government protests. as the few remaining engineers within the fukushima power plant try to stave off a complete meltdown, german chancellor, angela merkel, has announced a provisional shutdown of seven of the country's 70 nuclear reactors. they will remain closed pending a security. the government is under growing pressure from the opposition and from the public now deeply concerned about reactor safety. 80% of germans say they support shutting down the country's older nuclear power plant.
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yesterday saw nationwide protests against atomic energy. >> @ germany's the clear policy moratorium is having wider repercussions than first thought. seven of the country's older plants are to be shut out immediately. the chancellor said germany could not just returned to business as usual. safety is under review at all the country's nuclear plants. >> the nuclear plant that went on line before the end of 1980 will be shut down for the moratorium. they will be out of operation for three months. the the other power stations that began operating after 1980 will be able to remain in operation while the security was carried out. >> the process of taking the seven older plants off line is already underway. the movement -- the move came through a government directive
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and bought under legislation. the government says they will explore possible alternatives for covering germany's energy needs of the next three months. >> we take this process seriously. this has to be a process without taboos and no foregone conclusions. you cannot expect an answer before the process has begun. >> the opposition doubts the government plans to substantially change its policy. they accuse the government ahead of electioneering. >> we cannot have any trickery. the seven older plants must be shut down for good at a lot of phasing out declare power revived. >> the government promises to not impressed demonstrators outside the chancellor's office. they say the time for talking is over and are calling for all of the country's nuclear power stations to be shut down. >> deciding to shut down seven nuclear power stations for the time being raises questions
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about the effect it will have on germany's power supply. but germany can afford to lose the stations. the country has a wide range of electricity sources. there is even enough left over to export. >> industrialized countries need a 24-hour steady flow of electricity to keep their country living. germany has grown to rely on a number of sources for its energy mix. more than 50% of the country's power is generated by gas and coal-fired stations. renewable sources supply 17% of demand at nuclear power supplies 22%. that equates to around 20,000 megawatts of power. by shutting down its seven oldest reactors, germany will lose some 8,000 megawatts of electricity. analysts say coal and gas powered stations can easily make up the shortfall and there'll be no need to buy extra power supplies abroad. in fact, last year, germany
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exported electricity equivalent annual output of two nuclear power stations. >> the european union has agreed to clear power plant of the continent should be subject to stress test. but the european union energy commissioner says the tests would be voluntary. the nuclear crisis in japan comes just as the idea of a clear power was enjoying a revival in many parts of europe. the disaster in japan has been termed as an apocalypse at a meeting of the european parliament. >> nuclear regulators have had set energy companies rushed to brussels for meetings with european representatives. there is a lot at stake. the energy sector fears it will be disadvantaged by the decision to shut off all the nuclear power. >> all the nations of europe, with national sovereignty, building new nuclear stations. i read there were saying after
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the japanese disaster that poland would continue constructing new nuclear reactors and others are doing the same. >> the energy commissioner what is the reliability of the nuclear plants tested. the meeting reached an agreement. >> stress test with joint criteria, with joint standards for safety and risk assessment will be carried out in light of the event to which pad. -- in light of the events in japan. >> a stress test for all but hundred 43 plants, including emergency power supplies for cooling systems. until now, there have been deferring safety standards across europe. european union member states all agree on minimum standards within the framework of the treaty. it is possible there will be tougher standards.
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the clear -- the >> nuclear experts in japan sales levels of radiation have admitted from the fukushima power plant. it is causing a lot of concern for those in the vicinity. an evacuation radius of 20 kilometers has been put in place but it's too early to tell what kind of long, that the radiation will have on those who have already been exposed to it. >> radiation from the severely damaged nuclear plant on the japanese coast could threaten millions people. no one can see, smell, or taste radiation. but you can measure it. radioactive particles can invade the human body and get into every single cell. radiation is measured in units of known as sieverts. a dilution of 500 million causes what is known as radiation the result is not jet,
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radiation and internal bleeding. long-term consequences can be severe. radioactive isotopes are deposited in particular in the thyroid where they can cause cancer. plutonium 239 with a half life of 24,000 years damages the lungs. it creates malignant tumors. but plutonium also damages people's genetic material. that can cause birth defects, which is what happened to many children born after the chernobyl disaster. the up radioactive cloud in japan has only just developed. estimating how many people could fall ill is impossible. experts believe the disaster could affect the health of many people in japan for gears to come. >> stay attuned for continuing coverage all the latest e japan
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to bay area and thank you so much for joining us. today we are on location at pa yaw ma recording studio. a fully automated studio where envogue, destiny's child, indi arrow and tony tony tony and among the many artist who made great music here. we're with neko who has also created some fantastic music. if you haven't heard her music, here is a sample [ music ] [ music ] [ music ] [ music ]
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love that music. neko it's so nice to see you. thank you for letting us come in today. it's good to se"yojagain. >> thank you. i ove talking to you. >> well, love talking to you. the first time i heard about you, i heard an afcan- amer$ancountry +@estern singer. i thought that's an unusual genera, how did you wind up choosing that. 2 >> i grew up to all e$nd of music to classical, to country, ere will be days in my house where you would hear johnny pal!heck saying take this job and shove it. country is not too far removed from my backgrounds. i really look at country music as really blues just different instrumentation. so i gowith story telling úgd take you on this rurney, $@f yobwant to call it country, then that's what it is. good music is always good
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music. >> we're going to hear some in a little while. we heard a little sample. one of the things that people who love to think about s glowing up dreams come true today would love to do t. when you were gpwing up did you think is is what you would do for a living. >> no, i had no idea. 2 even though i was involved with choir and sang at carnegie hall when i was 15 i had all these different experience in play idn't think i 2uuld make a living -- i thought i had to have a real job like i wanted to be an attorney. but something told me along the way, like you get one life so you need to go after what your dreams are and just you can do it. so i've been singing professionally for quite a 2hile now and every day i wake up i get to write music, that's the thing. >> exactly. anwe talk about country and the story telling @gd that's somethincin fact when i remember -- before you talked about being inspired as you
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were going through a day job in san francisco, you saw homeless people, so you get inspiration 2 from allwalks of life. >> i get inspiration from everywhere. 2y first album i wrote a song called lonely one, wheni went to work i stepped over homeless people, i said wow that can be me. i wanted to shed lighon thúá and give them a voice through 2'ng and a lot of people they tend to gravitate towards that song because it's somethisa we're all being touched by. >> exactly. and @ help people get that perspective that we are united úgd + have to have c'fpassio >>ight. >> for eacother with that. one of the songs that i love 2ou to do is "mama" can you 2ull us about that. >> i'm going to tell the truth. 2udon't always give this answer. >> okay we're going to get insight here. >> this iséhat haened my mom passed away in 2004 i was like th"oldest, so i had to do all 2
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the things so i didn't get a chance to do -- on"day i had a whole bole of sam pain, it was just me -- champagne it was me and my whole thoughts that song, i drank a whole bottle. after i finished that bottle 2ive minutes of a song that i poured ñimy heart into and she was smiling on me saying thank you for my song baby. i wúi so happy to get a chúgce to put that on my album "ken though it came by way of champagne, some concepts that's the way it is. >> and thatsi so beautiful too because you talk about the son and your son also plays and he's 14. did you know early on that he also had the fjsical bug. >> i tried to get him into patio. he wasn't feeling that. so one day -- i caught hifwith my guitar playing and i was lie" wow he's taken to that.
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now he plays he goes to oakland school for the arts so he gets to get involved with his music with hawaii i'm really happy he gets to share this journey. i'm getting to watch it while his dreams are coming true. >> when you decided this is what you're going to to do, was your family really supportive. did they think you would actually make a living as a recording artist? >> no, it was -- my family migrated from missisi$ppi to michigan for the automotive industry job with general motors, so it was like something we did in church and something we did, it was nothing you could make a living at. that was too far beyond out of reach. so the fact that i'm doing that now and i'm being able to touch people with the music is so much that i get out of it and give it and it comes back. you get what you give i'm really happy that i'm able to give back to the love of these
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people. >> lots of love too. when you did with kerry under wood. >> that was fun. 2 >> and you recording here now. you typi!úlly do recording national, what's the culture like that. >> it's very traditional, you know$á's not used to seeing the likes of me walk through saying i want todo country music. the music transcends all 2uundaries and i kind of break things down through the good musi!and kind of over gender, cover, all the things you want to put, label the music with. this one is experience for me. i'm going to record pajama studios in oae&and kind of bringing a different vie to fl country music roots. wes)e going to do ep here with some songs i've written along with james. i'm sure we're going to come up
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with something great. >> we're going to go into a little bit of recording session. one of the songs you have 2ritten it's called "help" what'sthe storlab'jt that. >> it's all buy to graphi!úl for me, through life you go 2 through upiú@nd down. life lessons j be learned. that's all kind of on my journey growing up, becoming the woman that i am. so a lot of things we all new help in on"shape of form. gafaling addiction, loneliness, depression, shopping addiction, everyone needs help at one time or another in my life. >> absolutely. we look forward to hearing at. >> you continue to grow and mixed fans to people who are watching it and i'm coming back to this because there are so many people saying i want to do that. i know a long the way it's a
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very positive person probably have -- tell any a time when someone says something that could have stopped you but pushed through to keep going. >> well, i've been discouraged the whole way. >> good or bad. in what i love doing kind of persevering. now and i go ome to family [ laughter ] >> and so as your son is also in this industry, whaadvice would you give him at you wish you would have? >> i wish i would have been more encouraged to think
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outside the box. you know, as opposed to sitting inside this stereo typical place. and so theadvice i would give him is through you, do you to your fullest and be you jusán, whatever it is you want in life. go get exactly how you want it. i'll help you i'll guide you 2uong heway and i'llnever try to tell you who to be. >> that is a great gift. i remember when my father said something similar to me. now, another thing that many artist find challenging is balance in their family life. you have a husband, son, l'u've 2ot to tcord, how do you balance all of that? >> if i could be wonder woman every hallowee3i could do that, that's what it takes it takes this wonder woman kind of strength. you have to be there for the children, husband, family.
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accident of dealing with each 2 other like the song writing gets said rojch the whole life process '# my family and riends and it's life journey. and my family was all that i believe. 2 i leú)ned howto love on different levels just being out in the wor. it's kind of like a give and take all the time. so the circle continues. >> well speaking of giving, you also very much involved with the community, what is your -- for that because you mentioned you have so much on your plate but you're volunteering you're donating you perform why is that important to you? >> well, there at a lot of things like too much whom -- you know like to whom much is given mucis expected. so i feel like in order to receive, i have to give bah 2ack and i want to give back because we only get one life. i try to be aware there are certain problems that i'm aware of. i like to be involved with breast cancer, with aids, i
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like to be $gvolvedwith habitat for humasty. 2ulike to be involved with 2uanksgiving relief. 2nything that i can touch someone's life that'imy main goal. i won't say dying -- when i leave i want to be able to touch people's hearts. >> i'm so excited about that. thank you janice,. >> if you'd like more information about how to contact neko the information is on our screen. as i said, now we go to the studio. >> thank you. >> so we were talking with neko earlier about being behind the scenes in the recording studio. we're going to do that in just a moment. before a session like that, there's a preparation so we are here with award winning james gardner with neko and with tie
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letter. we're going to sit in as they prepare for a session. >> how are you doing today? >> pretty good. pretty good. >> so you have your song. >> i'm excite -- first of all i'm excited to be working here at pajama studios with you. i wanted to figure out the song "mama" that i do, i want to figure out what changes you can see me doing as far as improving the song. >> sure. >> what key is it in? >> c. >> i do all my songs that i write in c. >> oh, see, i' we're in tune. we're right here. >> that's amazing. >> i like it. >> where should i start, what do you think? >> right before the verse. what's the song about? >> it's a song about losing my mom. she passed away in 2004, so i
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got a chance to ask questions after the fact. perfect. >> wow!
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